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EP5 Sonic Defenders® Max

Full-Block Flanged Earplugs

EP5 Sonic Defenders Max hearing protection -- Black

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At 2 weeks -- seem great

Have been using the earplugs for about 2 weeks and so far I am very pleased. Work in a forge, making knives on an anvil and using grinders and saws---seem to be working well. Unlike the more generic earplugs, you have to be sure they are positioned correctly in your ear canals to get the best result. Since only had 2 weeks, can't speak of reliability, but appear to be well made. Will let you know if my opinion changes, but so far great.

Reviewed by Knifemaker (Posted on 5/14/15)

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Are these in?

I can't tell if I'm even wearing these. I mean everything is just as loud with them in as without them. I ordered a medium. Maybe I should've gotten large?

Reviewed by John (Posted on 2/27/15)

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EP5 - Perfect for motorcycle riding

I use earplugs when going to concerts and riding motorcycles. I've had great success with other SureFire plugs which led me to try and now love the EP5s.

The EP5s intended use is to greatly reduce noise levels. One of the bikes I ride is quite loud and the droning volume of the pipes and wind (even though I wear a full face helmet) can cause ringing after several hours on the road (even with standard ear plugs). The EP5s really give me the noise reduction I'd been looking for. It's not so much a reduction that I feel my senses have been dulled, these actually help me concentrate more due to the lower level of noise I would be bombarded with while being on the bike.

The plugs are very comfortable and I don't notice any discomfort even when in for hours at a time.

If you have a loud bike or even need to remove the noise from the wind, these are the plugs.

Reviewed by Eric R (Posted on 2/10/15)

Great ear protection

I use these to double up on ear protection when I shoot. They are low profile and fit comfortably under heavier headphone-style ear protection. They stay put and really do lower noise levels. As a competitive shooter, I hit the range a fair amount, and these stand up to wear quite well. I just wash them after every use with some dish soap.

Reviewed by Benjamin (Posted on 9/18/14)


these ear plugs last about 6 months. so ya these are great ear plugs, just like i said 6 months ago.

Reviewed by zach (Posted on 8/21/14)

Great for both shooting and motorcycle riding

I've tried man monarch ear plugs for riding motorcycles. These block out the sound better than anything I've tried AND they fit great under a full face helmet. Nice and flush.

Reviewed by Tim (Posted on 7/13/14)

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The EP5 is very comfortable to wear and works as advertised. Great choice for shooting sports and a day a the race track.

Reviewed by Farshad Bagheri (Posted on 7/12/14)

What???? I can't hear you!

Great product! Excellent fit. Does a much better job than the foam or bulky headsets. I bought two pair. One for my range bag and another for when I travel. The only thing I can hear when I wear them is the voices in my head, but they're speaking Spanish. I don't speak Spanish other than "uno mas cerveza, por favor!" So they ignore me completely because I have nothing to contribute. Once again, superior product. EP5 user for life!

Reviewed by MDN (Posted on 7/3/14)



Reviewed by GC (Posted on 3/16/14)

This is my second pair

I fly MV-22 Ospreys for the Marine Corps, and if you've ever been around one of those while it's turning, you know how loud it gets. We're provided the foam ear plugs but I've never liked them and sometimes they would come out while putting my helmet on. These ear plugs though fit perfectly in my ear and also create a perfect seal for the best hearing protection. The lanyard is an upgrade from the last pair I had, which is nice because once I'm done I can just hang them around my neck and not have to worry about dropping them in the cockpit.

Reviewed by Jason S. (Posted on 2/12/14)


Noise Reduction Rating 26dB
Color Black, Clear, Orange
Size S, M, L
Filter No
Stem Triple Flanged
Radio Comm Compatible No
Included Lanyards Detachable
Features -


EP5-BK-LPR 084871317948
EP5-BK-LPR-BULK 084871318037
EP5-BK-MPR 084871317931
EP5-BK-MPR-BULK 084871318020
EP5-BK-SPR 084871317924
EP5-BK-SPR-BULK 084871318013
EP5-LPR 084871317917
EP5-LPR-BULK 084871318006
EP5-MPR 084871317900
EP5-MPR-BULK 084871317993
EP5-OR-LPR 084871317979
EP5-OR-LPR-BULK 084871318068
EP5-OR-MPR 084871317962
EP5-OR-MPR-BULK 084871318051
EP5-OR-SPR 084871317955
EP5-OR-SPR-BULK 084871318044
EP5-SPR 084871317894
EP5-SPR-BULK 084871317986

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Affordable, reusable "full-block" EP5 Sonic Defenders® Max utilize a soft, adjustable, triple-flanged stem to seal the ear canal and block out potentially harmful sounds, providing an impressive Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 26dB. EP5s are an excellent choice for industrial, tactical, and general applications where maximum protection against continual noise levels is desired and the ability to hear ambient sounds or conversations is not a priority.* EP5s are made from soft but durable, hypoallergenic polymer for all-day comfort and an extended product life (up to 6+ months, depending on usage and care). Their patented EarLock® retention rings lock the earplugs in place, while soft, adjustable triple-flanged stems provide secure seals in the ear canals. A low-profile design allows EP5s to be worn with a mask, helmet, or supplemental hearing muffs, as well as makes them more comfortable for sleeping. EP5s come in three sizes—small, medium, and large—with mediums fitting most adults.

For best fit, click on the small Sizing Chart image at left.

Sonic Defenders Max are available in clear, black, or orange and are sold as a single left/right set or in a box containing 25 sets. Each set is packaged in a convenient carry case and includes a polymer lanyard.

*For hearing protection with the ability to hear lower-level sounds and conversations, use filtered EP3 Sonic Defenders or EP4 Sonic Defenders.
  • "Full-block" design provides 26dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) to protect against potentially harmful noise
  • Soft, adjustable, triple-flanged stems provide secure seals in ear canals and all-day comfort
  • Made from hypoallergenic medical-grade polymer that's soft, comfortable, and durable
  • Patented EarLock® retention rings utilize seven contact points to lock earpieces in place and fit the same way every time
  • Low-profile design allows you to keep them in place while wearing a mask, helmet, hat, or while using supplemental hearing muffs
  • 26" polymer lanyard included
  • Available in clear, black, or orange

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